Self-build and custom-build housing

The Government's Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 encourage house building across the country. As part of these regulations we must create a self-build and custom-build 'register' of people interested in this type of housebuilding.

Use our online form to register your interest in a custom-build or self-build plot in York.

We will use the register to:

  • understand the demand for self-build and custom-build housing in York
  • help ensure enough suitable development sites are available
  • inform and develop suitable planning policies.

Registering your interest in custom-build or self-build housing

To register you must be:

  • over 18 years old
  • a British Citizen (or citizen within the European Economic Area, or a national of Switzerland)
  • an individual or group
  • seeking to acquire a 'serviced plot of land' to build a house as your main residence

Self-build Homes

Self build projects are:

  • someone directly organises the design and construction of their own home
  • traditional 'DIY self builds'
  • when you employ someone to build a home for you

Community led projects can also be defined as self-build.

Custom-build Homes

Custom build homes are where:

  • you work with a developer as an individual (or group) to help deliver your own home
  • an existing plot or new build house is tailored to match your individual requirements

The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home.

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